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5 Things to Know about Vikings QB Joel Stave


The Vikings added a fourth quarterback to their roster earlier this month when they announced the signing of undrafted free agent Joel Stave.

The 6-foot-5 Stave played four seasons at the University of Wisconsin.

Here are five things to know about the 24 year old:

On Monday the Vikings announced that the club has agreed to terms with 10 undrafted free agents.

1. Big with Badgers

Stave, a Wisconsin native, finished with a 31-10 record as a starter, giving him more wins than any other Wisconsin quarterback. His .756 win percentage ranks third in school history, and he went 22-6 (.786) as a starter in Big Ten games.


2. Finishing with a flourish

Stave threw for 217 yards and a touchdown against USC in the 2015 Holiday Bowl, earning Offensive MVP honors in his final collegiate game.

3. Triple sweep

Stave became the first quarterback in Wisconsin history to go 4-0 against an opponent, accomplishing the feat against Purdue, Illinois and Minnesota.


4. Brains and brawn

Stave earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in each of his four seasons. He graduated in December 2015 with a degree in civil engineering.

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5. Prep star

Stave threw for 5,094 yards and 41 touchdowns and added 12 rushing touchdowns during his prep career at Whitnall High School. He earned first-team all-state honors from the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association as a senior. He also earned multiple varsity letters in basketball and track and field.

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